Stovall and Harthorn Represent WBC at National English Conference

Williams Baptist College seniors Jessica Stovall and Edward Harthorn traveled to Minneapolis, Minn., to represent WBC at the national Sigma Tau Delta Convention, held March 2-5.

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society, and it seeks to exhibit high standards of academic excellence while promoting exemplary character and interest in literature and the English language.

Stovall’s paper was one of four chosen to be on a discussion panel covering Tennessee Williams plays, while Harthorn’s paper was one of four chosen for a Shakespeare panel.

“I am so grateful to have been given the privilege to attend a gathering of people who are incredibly enthusiastic about literature,” said Stovall.

“Our English professors did a terrific job of coaching us on not only how to revise for great papers, but also how to communicate the material effectively to the audience and thus deliver great presentations as well,” adds Harthorn.

The students were accompanied at the convention by Williams English professors Jerry Gibbens and Dr. Sheri Midkiff.

Stovall, a psychology major and English minor, is an Omaha, Ark., native. She is the daughter of Greg and Jill Stovall.

Harthorn, a history major and English minor, is from College City, Ark. He is the son of Dr. Steven and Cathy Harthorn of St. Paul, Minn.